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  • Mummy Lanterns

    Cheer up a night walk with mummy lanterns.

    Whether you make a mummy family or group of friends, the lanterns can help guide little trick-or-treaters through the darkness straight to your treats. Another great use of the mummy jars would be as candy holders leading up to the big night.

    Supplies
    • Mason jars
    • Gauze
    • Googly eyes
    • Hot glue gun and glue
    • Candles or glow sticks
    Directions

    1 Select several Mason jars of either the same or different sizes. Remove the lids and make...

  • Fall Door Hanger Craft

    Welcome your family and friends to your home this autumn with our great homemade fall door hanger craft. We took advantage of seasonal items, such as small and large craft foam fall leaves, from our local craft store, but we've included a template to assist you in case you couldn't find similar items. This craft does require a little bit more patience than others so it's much better suited to an older child, however, as with all of our...

  • Paper Love Bugs

    You know those pesky love bugs that fly in the air? Here is a paper love bug that your kids will adore!

    What you'll need:

    • Empty toilet paper tube
    • Pink paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Pen, maker, crayons, or pencil

    How to make it:

    1. Paint or cover an empty toilet tube with pink paper to make the body of the bug.
    2. Cut two hearts from construction paper.
    3. Attach these with tape or glue on either side of the body.
    4. Encourage your child to draw a face on the top of the...
  • Old Broken Crayon Valentines

    Want to get rid of those old broken crayons?

    1. get the girls to peel and put similar color groups into sandwich bags (green and blues or reds and pinks) let them pick the colors they like
    2. have the girls hammer the bags of crayons into small bits
    3. leaders can then have the girls come up and iron their crayon bits between two sheets of wax paper. Let the girls...
  • Bat-o’-Lanterns

    Materials

     

    • Black acrylic paint
    • Ornamental (miniature) pumpkins
    • Black and white craft foam
    • Wings,ears & eyes template
    • Hole punch
    • Glue dots
    • Black duct tape
    • Toothpicks
    • Wooden skewers

    Instructions

    1. Cover your work surface with a drop cloth or newspaper, then paint the pumpkins. Allow them to dry completely.
    2. For each bat, choose a style of wings and eyes from the template.Then, trace and cut out two identical eyes from the white craft foam and use the hole punch...
  • Tin Can Containers

    You will need:

    • Tin cans in assorted sizes
    • Wallpaper remnants, scrapbook paper, gift-wrap paper or fabric
    • Ribbon
    • Acrylic craft paint
    • Craft glue

    Instructions:

    1. First, take the labels off the cans carefully; these labels will be your templates.
    2. Wash and dry the cans thoroughly. The cans can be any size you wish, large, small, and medium. Painting them with Acrylic paint before the meeting is a good idea
    3. Take your label templates and trace them onto wallpaper, paper, or fabric - whatever
    4. you want to use to cover the cans....
  • Turkey Pinecone

    Cut a small diamond out of yellow construction paper and fold in half to create the beak.

    Cut a wattle (rectangle with a heart shape at one end) out of red construction paper.

    Glue beak, wattle, and google eyes to pinecone.

    Twist dark pipe cleaner around pinecone base and poke into orange.

    Glue fall leaves to opposite side of orange to create tail feathers. (Or trace your child's hand on two different color sheets of construction paper. Cut out and glue them together,...

  • Spooky Halloween Tea Light Holders

    Spooky up your next Halloween party with these tea light candles. They are created by rolling different lengths of corrugated cardboard around tea lights and then decorated with netting and spiders. This project is inexpensive to make and takes very little time to complete.

    Supplies needed:

    • tea lights
    • orange corrugated cardboard
    • plastic spiders
    • wide orange netting on a roll
    • double-sided adhesive
    • clear double sided adhesive
    • scissors and ruler

    Instructions:

    1. Cut 30-35 cm lengths of corrugated cardstock at different heights. These...
  • Canada Day Shirts

    What you will need

    • White t-shirt
    • Red paint
    • Plate
    • Piece of cardboard

    Let's get started

    1. Put the cardboard between the two layers of shirt so that that paint won't bleed onto the back.

    2. Pour red paint onto plate and coat child's hand in it.

    3. Press painted hand firmly in the middle of white shirt.

    4. And voila. (you can fill in any areas that got missed by using a small paintbrush)

    5. The next step is...